Antonio Galindez, president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences – a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company – will retire effective May 1 and will be succeeded by Tim Hassinger.
Galindez joined Dow in 1983 as a field sales representative for agricultural products in Spain and has held a wide variety of leadership roles for both Dow and Dow AgroSciences. He served in a variety of marketing and business positions throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific before being named vice president of the Crop Protection and Seeds business in 2006. He has served as President and CEO since 2009.
Hassinger – currently global commercial leader for Dow AgroSciences and global leader of Dow AgroSciences’ Crop Protection Global Business Unit – joined Dow in 1984. He worked in various sales, marketing and supply chain roles before being named global business leader in the Insecticides Global Business Unit in 2001. He also served as regional commercial unit leader for Greater China and global leader for Europe, Latin America and Pacific before assuming his current duties.
“Over the last decade, Dow AgroSciences has become one of the fastest growing companies in the agricultural industry and has developed one of the richest innovation pipelines with leading solutions in both crop protection and seeds, thanks in large part to Antonio’s leadership,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow chairman and CEO. “We have great confidence that Tim will build on and accelerate business momentum going forward.”
Source – Dow AgroSciences